Category Archives: gardening

Fried Green Tomatoes

It’s officially over–tank tops and shorts have been replaced with jeans and a sweater. I’m drinking hot tea instead of lemon and mint-spiked ice water. The ice cream machine is at the back of the cupboard–but there’s a plum crisp in the oven. But I think I can squeeze in one last summer recipe. As [...]

Raw Kale Salad

Despite the drought, my garden is flourishing (thanks to my drip irrigation and marsh hay mulch). I WAYover-planted summer squash (more on that later), and I have an abundance of kale. I typically blanch and freeze kale for winter soups and stir fries, but I’ve been eating plenty of it in salads this summer. The [...]

Rhubarb Fruit Leather

Whenever I’m feeling down because my floor is covered with cat hair and dirt, my laundry is piled up to the ceiling, or I haven’t made a blog entry in ALMOST A MONTH, I make sure I take inventory of my pantry. Homemade granola bars on top of the fridge, chicken stock and cooked beans [...]

Where am I?

I’m sitting on the floor, head in my hands, listening to my three-year-old scream through yet another temper tantrum. I’m laying in bed with a 100+ degree fever, shivering and aching from my temples to the joints in my toes. I’m in Las Vegas, trying to find a delicious yet affordable restaurant on my iPad, [...]

A Tallgrass Kitchen Gift Guide 2011

The holidays are coming, the goose is getting fat, chestnuts are roasting and all that. Although I prefer to keep gift giving low-key, finding the perfect gift for your loved ones can be a fun and fulfilling part of the season. Here are a few delicious little items (many kitchen-related, some plain fun) that may [...]